Monthly Archives: March 2013

SBM Exclusive Feature: The BLAST-CAST – Volume 4: The Baseball “Locks” Edition

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With baseball’s Opening Day just hours away, Blast-Casters Ryan Meehan from East End Philadelphia and J-Dub from Dubsism take a hard look at the upcoming season. This isn’t you normal preview of cming baseball attractions, rather Meehan and J-Dub have compiled a full nine innings worth of baseball “locks;” things that are virtually guaranteed to happen in “America’s National Past-time” over the next six months.  Like I said, this isn’t the standard set of predictions, rather these are things which will prove to be important later on, but many of them may not be on your radar right now.

Click here to listen to or download the Blast-Cast (MP3 format)…this is a “must-hear” if you are a baseball fan!

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Back in 2005, the NCAA declared that Native American mascots were “hostile and abusive” and outlawed them. Eight years later, the fact they are still around may be the perfect example of why the NCAA is the standard by which one measures ineffective and hypocritical organizations. The fact the debate spread beyond that is even more of a damning statement.

In today’s installment of the Dubscast, J-Dub takes a critical look at how the NCAA really isn’t interested in “hostile and abusive” because it clearly makes decision based on other criteria it won’t tell anybody.  It is important to understand this IS NOT a discussion as to whether these mascots are “offensive,” you will need to get past that debate in order to see the bigger picture in play in this issue.

In other words, after checking out this episode of the Dubscast, you will need to decide for yourself…

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MLB Preview 2013: 15 Predictions

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Coach’s Rant Bracket: The Spiteful Sixteen

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First Round Recap:

Since the tournament began, 16 rants have battled their way into the Spiteful Sixteen. The first round provided us with several blow-outs, a few close finishes and a one big upset. 6-seed John L. Smith took down 3-seed Dan Hawkins in the west region. Other than that, the seeds held pretty true in round 1.

16 rants were bounced from the tournament in the first round. Jerry Burns’s “I love Anderson, but it was a dumb fucking play;” Mike Singletary’s “Can’t coach with ’em;” and two of the four Bob Knight rants were some of the more notable participants to take an early exit.

Now it gets interesting. The match-ups are better a the results will be even closer. EVERY VOTE COUNTS! THAT MEANS YOU, GUY SKIMMING OVER THIS PAGE WITH NO INTENTION OF VOTING. AHHHHHH! ALL CAPS FOR EMPHASIS!!!!

Here are your Spiteful Sixteen match-ups:

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SBM Exclusive Feature: Sports Doppelgangers, Volume 29

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Thanks to the end of the Miami Heat’s winning streak last night, the NBA is the leading story in the sports world this morning. To that end, why not point out a solid NBA doppelganger, such as San Antonio’s Manu Ginobli and Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmedinijad.

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It’s that time again. With Opening Day less than a week away (for the record, we will never count those games played in Japan as the real opener (if for no other reason Opening Day is about consuming your weight in hot dogs and beer, not sushi and sake), it is time to give you some solid opinions on all 30 Major League teams from somebody who actually watches baseball.

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